Ian Ledgard, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, AWPF, GPU-Cr4  

Wooden art by Ian Ledgard, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, AWPF, GPU-Cr4

November 2020 - Wooden art

November 2020 - Ian Ledgard, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, AWPF, GPU-Cr4


About the Image(s)

he original is a shot of a wooden plank in a Dorset picnic site.
Most adjustments made in camera Raw, reducing highlights and blacks and increasing clarity and vibrance. Taken into Photoshop, the image rotated and cropped square. Saturation increased and quite aggressive sharpening. Finished off with the black border using inner glow

This round’s discussion is now closed!
10 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
(Group 81)
Amazing how much colour and detail can be achieved from a piece of wood!! Really like the treatment you have given the image and it makes a great abstract.
For some reason I was reminded of the masks that some tribal warriors wear when they are dancing!!   Posted: 11/05/2020 10:39:01

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
Very well done ......Really like the colors that you utilized. I can see that it could be 'played' with a lot more !   Posted: 11/07/2020 12:15:40

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
  Posted: 11/07/2020 12:15:42

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
I really like this Ian. It works well as an image on the screen because there is a lot to take in and enjoy. At first glance I was not so sure, but once you start to look more closely there are lots more interesting features. The technique that you have used is responsible for that. I also love the occluded border!   Posted: 11/08/2020 05:22:21

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
(Groups 20 & 64)
I like all of the many things you have done to create an interesting image.
Personally, I'm always looking for faces in wooden boards, bark and elsewhere. So, I would have cropped off the knot on the left to enjoy the bird face I see on your original.   Posted: 11/12/2020 07:35:01
Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
it is interesting how we can see different images within an image. Now you have mentioned the bird I see it's feathers.   Posted: 11/12/2020 09:39:52

Jen Fawkes   Jen Fawkes
This is a nice mix of textured surface and artistic presence, that has resulted in something that appears quite geometric even though we register it as organic - thus I see something that adds a bit of mystery. You might consider doing a little work on your original (darkening or blending a seperate layer) to bring out some of the texture in the wood before adding the colored texture layer.   Posted: 11/14/2020 21:07:22
Jen Fawkes   Jen Fawkes
Oh, and I still can't see the bird, but it does look a little tribal to me   Posted: 11/14/2020 21:07:51

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
Very nice. Very creative. I have no suggestions.   Posted: 11/15/2020 19:04:49

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
I saw it as a face or bird image. I like the treatment which is very effective, I would be tempted not to crop the bottom off.   Posted: 11/19/2020 15:02:38